Virtual Work Experience Programs
The Career Services & Transfer Office has collaborated with Forage to provide students with free Virtual Work Experience Programs. Check out the opportunities here!!
What is a Virtual Work Experience Program?
Virtual Work Experience Programs are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. They contain resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. In a nutshell, Virtual Work Experience Programs on Forage are designed first and foremost to help students. By completing a Forage Virtual Internship, you will:
- Gain a better understanding of the diverse and exciting career pathways available to you
- Build the skills and confidence that will set you up for success as you move from the world of study to the world of work
These programs are a risk-free opportunity to try out a career in a leading firm. The main differences between these programs and a traditional internship are:
- Virtual Internships are open to all students (no applications!)
- You can't make any mistakes in a Virtual Internship (no pressure!)
- Virtual Internships are truly digital, you can complete them in your own time, from anywhere in the world.
The Virtual Work Experience Programs are great opportunities for students who are trying to decide what field they want to pursue or who are looking to gain experience before seeking an internship. Virtual Work Experience Programs also allow you to connect with employers in a unique way!
When you sign up for a new Virtual Work Experience Program you can choose to share your information and submitted work with an employer. You always have the option to opt-out of sharing as well. As you complete each module of the Virtual Internship you will unlock real work samples to show you how a graduate at that company would have approached each task. In this way, you will be able to self-assess your own work and continue to build the skills and confidence to be successful in your transition from university to the world of work.
After completing each program, you can add the information to your resume and LinkedIn profile to showcase your experience and abilities to prospective employers. If you need help adding these experiences to your resume or have additional questions about the Virtual Work Experience Programs, please contact the Career & Transfer Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-962-9254, or stop by our office in The Commons Building Room M203, across the hall from Student Life.
"What is a virtual work experience?": https://www.theforage.com/resource-center/post/what-is-a-virtual-work-experience?ref=x8dTg5TJmtp9eLPK6
"5 Ways to Leverage Forage for Career Success": https://www.theforage.com/resource-center/post/5-ways-to-leverage-forage-for-career-success?ref=x8dTg5TJmtp9eLPK6
JOB/INTERNSHIP SEARCH RESOURCES
Pangian.com: remote job search tool
indeed.com: a free service to job seekers, where you can upload a resume, create job alert emails, search for jobs, save them and apply to them directly
Glassdoor.com: Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.
Internships.com: Find internships and employment opportunities
Collegegrad.com: entry level job site
Walt Disney College Program: This program allows you to gain on-the-job experience with a world-renowned company, providing uniquely Disney learning experiences, all while preparing for your future, building transferable skills, including networking, problem solving, teamwork and effective communication.
Diversityjobs.com: site unites employers dedicated to DEI with talented, diverse job seekers. Powerful diversity recruitment, easy job search.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for hundreds of occupational profiles.
ASSESSMENTS & INVENTORIES
Work Preference Inventory: designed to assess individual differences in intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations.
Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator: is a forced-choice personality test that indicates the relative strengths and weaknesses of the nine types within your overall personality.
16Personalities: help people discover their own strengths and gain a better understanding of how people are different.
MySkillandMy Future: helps you identify the skills you have learned in your previous roles and how they can be applied to other roles.
Personality Animal Profiles: want to know your animal personality?
The TypFinder Personality Test: This free personality test reveals who you really are. Discover the 16 personalities created by Myers & Briggs, test your personality type, and find your strengths.
Career Key: career personality test helps you learn more about who you are, your career interests, personality types, and what you value.
O*net OnLine/My Next Move: interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options using results from an interest inventory
ADDITIONAL CAREER RESOURCES & LINKS
PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF THE JOB MARKET: Over 3,000 expert opinions on what will be the most in demand skills, training, and technology.
NYS Career Zone: a no-cost, internet-based career exploration and planning system for young New Yorkers
What can I do with a major in?: guides for connecting majors to careers
Career Cornerstone: an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare
MyPlan.com: helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers
Career Candid: contains thousands of videos featuring informational interviews with industry professionals in a wide variety of career areas.
CareerOneStop: Offers career, training, and job search resources to young adults age 16 to 24
LiveCareer: a career platform for job seekers with an online resume builder, job board, information database and cover letter builder.
Revision Resume’s blog is updated each week with helpful, up-to-the-minute information with an emphasis on helping recent graduates get hired:
- Tips for A New Grad to Stand Out: Worried the job experience you have isn’t enough? You have more to offer than you think you do! Revision Resume offers some advice as to what to include on your resume that human resources will notice, common mistakes to avoid and tips for when you land that first interview!
- Choosing Your First Job? Consider More than Just Pay!: Sure, salary may catch your eye first, but there are a lot of other factors to consider when deciding whether or not to accept a job. As tempting as it is to accept the first offer that comes your way, Revision Resume offers a look at why looking at the long-term picture is important.
Jadie Case, Career Pathway Advisor
Location: Commons Building, M203 (across from Student LIfe)